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Thursday January 18, 2018

Help With Home-Care Bills
Savvy Living
Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother's home-care bills? My mother is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but she does not have long-term care insurance and I was told that Medicare might not cover it. Depending on your mother's circumstances, there are a number of government and non-profit programs that may be able to help by subsidizing or paying for your mother's home care or by offering aid in other ways. Here's where to look for help. Medicare Coverage If your mother is recovering from a stroke, the first thing you need to know is that Medicare covers a variety of in-home health care services. To be eligible your mother must be "homebound," and her...
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IRS Warns of Scam Targeting Tax Professionals
Washington News
On January 9, the IRS released a warning to tax professionals in IR-2018-2 after receiving numerous reports of heightened fraud activity. The reports reveal that cybercriminals are sending emails posing as potential clients or the IRS in an effort to lure sensitive client data from tax practitioners. In recent days, tax professionals have contacted the IRS after receiving fraudulent emails from cyber thieves posing as potential clients. The thief will often send an introductory email followed by a second email containing a phishing link, or an attached document containing a phishing link, claiming his or her tax data is enclosed. If clicked, the link or attachment could install malware on...
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Trusts for Creative Spenders
Personal Planner
Trusts can be quite useful for protecting children. However, for some children, the trust serves an additional function:...
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